Inspiringly Hairy at Breakheart Reservation

Almost two weeks ago, I lost a bunch of words. It was my fault, and user error sucks gangrenous pinky toe. The next day Blogger started acting up. Then Google+ began asking questions that end relationships (i.e. We’ve been dating for 30 days, would you like to buy a car together? In the case of Google+, it’s all about merging anything a person has in cyberspace). So I dumped Google+… and YouTube… and NetworkedBlogs… and Twitter.

Losing work to mild carelessness sucketh very mucho. I was sad for a while; working hard and sleeping little to make up for more than 2,000 words… of editing. I was so frustrated that I decided to put the work aside for a bit, and read A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett. The collection of my Knight Writer’s short works—including one or two of his not so awesome first tales—lifted my mood. I roared when he introduced one of his stories with: “Argh, argh, argh… if I put my fingers in my ears and go ‘lalalala’ loudly I won’t hear you read this story.” I think every writer would feel that way if reading her or his work after four decades.

My day continued to get better when I got a rather uncanny “Thank You” email. A girl contacted me to say that seeing my hairy arm (in this post) while she was “looking for ways to remove [her body] hair,” inspired her to forget about electrolysis. She’ll “fix [her] car with the money.” She told me that after reading over 300 of my posts, she decided that if I was this happy being hairy then she could be the same. Her email didn’t only improve my disposition, but it also helped me get rid of a headache that had been kicking my butt for days.

The girl’s email came back to mind while I was looking at some hiking pictures… 
my hand, being inspiringly hairy over a ginormous mushroom, at Breakheart Reservation
the mushroom, inspiring all by itself
my Piano Man’s hand and more huge mushrooms
the mushrooms, being all huge by themselves
my Piano Man’s legs in the wild *grins*

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30 comments:

  1. Lol, I had to look pretty hard for the hair.

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    1. Hm, I might have to get a new camera LOL

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  2. The thing about body hair is that hardly anyone else will notice it. I am one of those people with light skin and black hair growing in places women are really not supposed to grow hair (or at least that's what they tell us). No one has ever complained about it. Heck, I am growing a wizard's beard as we speak. ^^

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    1. I've also noticed that no one really cares! When I was in the military, I always shaved my arms (you don't want any hair in skin that can be broken or attacked by ticks, yuck), but after that, no more.

      "a wizard's beard" LOL

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  3. One of my nieces let a friend shave her arms when she was around 12..... we all just stood open mouthed with images of her arms in years to come with thick wavy curls lol But as it turned out she became a beautician...so all ended well :D Love those legs :D XXX

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    1. My arm hair wasn't as crazy before the military, when I stared shaving pretty much everything. The Drill Instructors frowned at the art of growing chia pets, for some reason. So yes, my forearm hair was super thick after it grew out after that. I always say that I'm just very womanly :D

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  4. I gotta tell ya, I've never noticed that you have particularly hairy arms. I guess that's because . . . you don't! I've heard of women shaving their forearms but it always struck me as kinda neurotic. People have hair, so what?

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    1. People have hair, indeed LOL

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  5. I quit shaving when I was 19/20. and I mean everywhere. legs, armpits. I decided any man who could not handle a mature human female with hair that grows in the same places male adult (notice, I didn't say mature) humans grow hair, is not worth my time. I mean really, what is up with that? men want grown women to look prepubescent with big tits. that's pretty creepy if you ask me.

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    1. I never thought about it that way. Never. But now that I think about it, it kind of grosses me out a bit. I must research this... I bet there is a lot of scholarly work on it, for it makes a scary kind of sense.

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  6. I have never shaved my arms. I don't think anyone has ever said anything to me about it, either. Maybe my arm hair is just too light to notice, but I also have to admit that I don't notice arm hair. Or leg hair really. Shaving is just an individual choice where I sit.

    I lost it at "my Piano man's legs in the wild". LOL

    As for Google+, that was the reason I was so iffy on Blogger. The tie-in with Google is really kind of a put off. Google has been inching ever closer to me dumping them. They've started to take on the qualities of Facebook, and that's never okay.

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    1. I have enough hair for both of us, so if you ever want some, just ask :-D

      That man has some amazing legs. When we hike, I always get behind him--the view is amazing *drools a little*

      You are right about Google+, it's starting to look like Facebook's ugly sister ;-(

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  7. I never noticed your arm is hairy, until I read this post.

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    1. Yay! My hairy arms got their few seconds of face-time ;-D

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  8. THAT IS TOO FRICKEN FUNNY! HAHAHAHAHAHA! She actually told you that???? I feel a blog looming. Must squelch it. It certainly isn't the young woman's fault that she see's female forearm hair as a problem. it is the advertiser's of this world who have done it. You are truly my hero, Magaly. (and you can post the piano man's legs anytime.)

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    1. I'm right with you when it comes that advertising is one of the worse things when it comes to people's self-esteem. There is always something remind us how skinny or fat or freckled or short we are... or our eyelashes aren't dark enough or our hair light enough... pretty much, the "you aren't good enough" sales. And that's sad.

      I shall continue sharing my Piano Man's legs. Such good things shouldn't be hidden ;-D

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  9. Hair is such a wonderful thing, I think someone even created a Broadway musical . . .

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    1. Now I want huge pink hair ;-D

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  10. That is so cool that you (yet again) inspired self-confidence in someone who was lacking in it. Your arms are far less hairy than mine! I've grown to love my furry arms, and I'm convinced all those smooth armed girls must shave or nair or wax. I abhor Google +...we parted ways for the same reason. I do NOT want all of my online personas and activities consolidated in one place for perfect strangers to see...plus, people kept wanting to add me to their cirlcles and one upping me and it felt a little like a strange cult or something. That mushroom is absolutely awe-inspiring.

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    1. "I've grown to love my furry arms" I always find myself repeating your lines. I just love your words, my Sexy Sister Sarah. It's all about loving all our bits, even the hairy ones.

      And Google+ is just too much for me to deal with. And it seems that you and I aren't the only ones...

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  11. That is awesome! I'm glad you got that email!

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    1. Some emails are very good, aren't they? I'm glad, too.

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  12. this made me smile today, and I needed it! and have to agree I looked at the pic and I just don't see hairy arms, lol but then again its all on someone's perception I am sure....<3

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    1. It must be perception, indeed. I like it. I'm seriously hairy, but hey, let's look at it in the best of lights: it keeps me warm LOL

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  13. This anecdote is both hilarious ("Thank you for also having hairy arms!") and profoundly sad (this world makes this girl feel ugly and wrong because she is bombarded with perfect hairless images of women wherever she goes).
    And for the record, I can't even see your hair in these pictures - but I can see Pianoman's :)

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    1. Maybe one of these days (preferably in the near future) most of us won't care about how the society (or the advertisers) say we must look like in order to be pretty. And yes, my dear has some lovely furry arms LOL

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  14. Your arms hairy?? I just don't like plucking my chin hairs! LOL! I love the photos!!! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. "... by the hair of my chinny chin chin" ;-D

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  15. Your arm doesn't look overly hairy to me LOL ...and cool shrooms! I love visiting the forest, but here in AZ we don't have mushrooms like that, just the small dome-top variety, whatever they are called LOL

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    1. And the mushrooms nod... ;-D

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